Friday, June 30, 2017

Can Too Cool of a Storage Place Damage The E-Liquid's Flavor or Contents?

While it's widely known that e-liquid comes in a multitude of flavors and thus plenty of ingredient variations to choose from, those who partake in the past time may not be 100% informed on the proper ways of maintaining their liquids as far as temperature control goes. There are questions surrounding what the proper temperatures to store an e-liquid might be and there is always going to be speculation that differs should you choose to get your information from a forum. While you can find some experts on the subject from such a source, this guide is meant to break down the details behind the proper care and maintenance of e-liquid for storing in cold and hot temperatures.

Heat Plus E-Liquid Equals Degradation
While you may be so concerned over whether or not to store your e-liquid in a fridge or freezer or perhaps another cold area, such as your car during the winter months, you may need to be more concerned with the heat when it comes to preserving the quality of your e-liquid. No matter what your liquid is made from, the heat and direct sunlight are the main causes behind aging anything to do with your liquid. This will also affect the overall flavor, so be sure not to forget your liquid in your car for too long in the summer.

Is Perspiration an Issue?
If you're worried that water might be added to your e-liquid if it's exposed to the cold for too long, that shouldn't be too much of a worry. Unless you are exposing your juice to a warm environment and then a cold one repeatedly, there is no possibility of water being created in your e-liquid container. This is especially true if you are storing your e-liquid in the fridge unopened or if it is in a tightly sealed container. Should you clean out a container and move the e-liquid from its original packaging to a new container, make sure it is thoroughly dried out before making that switch. Otherwise, you will be more likely to introduce water to the e-liquid.

Can Leaving E-Liquid in a Cold Environment Degrade the Nicotine?
There's a chance that you will be preserving the nicotine better by having it in a cold environment, such as a fridge, rather than storing it at room temperature. Since e-liquid is more finicky when it comes to hot environments and light exposure, leaving it in a cold and dark environment would be more ideal. This is the case if you live in a home or apartment that has poor cold airflow, such as during the hot summer months.

You are more likely to degrade the quality of your nicotine and age the ingredients in your nicotine much faster if you have it sitting on your windowsill or on a counter that receives a lot of direct sunlight, than if you were to leave it in your fridge for a few weeks. Plenty of DIYers will leave their nicotine in their freezer long-term. This can minimize the breakdown of your e-liquid's ingredients and will lessen oxidation over time.

Proper Use After Freezing or Cooling
Once you take your nicotine out of the fridge or freezer, allow it time to warm up before using it. This is more a choice of personal quality, since while it is cold, the liquid will be less viscous so it will not wick as well while cold.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Timber Frost at CCVAPES

Timber Frost is the perfect blend of fresh Wintergreen and sweet mints. Its blended with the right amount of Menthol for that cool, frosty sensation!
The sweetness of our Wintergreen contrasts nicely against the Menthol and is not over powering. Easily an all day vape that is refreshing any time.
Special thanks to Vapor Ree from our Facebook Group for naming this flavor!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mutation X Style RDA

The Mutation X Style RDA Stainless Steel finish rebuildable dripping atomizer. This RDA comes with pre-made wick and wire and is ready to build and vape!
This RDA has 3 posts with extra large diameter holes. Adjustable air flow with 2 to 18 air holes (9 on each side).
A deep juice well with a good amount of room for various coil builds and configurations. Finned top cap for better heat dissipation.
  • 1 Mutation RDA
  • 2 Pre-made Wick and wire
  • 1 Chrome Drip Tip
  • 1 Screwdriver & Replacement Screws
  • 3 Replacement O-Rings
  • Compatible with most devices that use 510 threading
  • Replacement Pre-made Wick and Wire Coils are available here

Specifications: Diameter 22mm, Length 34.5mm (without drip tip), Threading 510

Monday, June 12, 2017

Vaping and The Throat Hit Effect

One significant factor that for those who love to engage in the practice, is the quality of the throat hit that one gains in the process of vaping. It has even affected the type of vaping devices that are designed. A great throat hit can make a person to cough while a gentle throat punch smoothly moves down the throat.

The E-Liquid
The most important source of the throat hit is the PG/VG (Propylene Glycol / Vegetable Glycerin) proportion associated with the particular e-juice in thevaping device. PG is suitable for persons who are in search of a powerful throat hit, while for those who are only interested in a smoother throat hit are encouraged to use the VG type of e-juice. On the other hand, the throat hit obtained from PG is less satisfying unlike that which is gained from the use of nicotine. However, the throat hit associated with PG is powerful and it can be felt like a sharp biting sensation at the rear of the throat. For a PG/VG ratio of about 40/60 and 60/40, the throat hit is typically considered to be tough and very powerful consecutively. PG provides a punchier throat hit while that of nicotine which is more robust.

The Type of Vape Tank
For the best result in the process of vaping, it is important not undermine the importance of the vaping tank that is selected. The vaping tank is designed to match a vaping device, and it is imperative since this helps to meet different personal preferences. When this important fact is not considered in the process of acquiring a tank or the vaping device, one can easily miss out on the great throat punch that is delivered through the course of vaping, and therefore, will not be satisfied. The set up plays a huge role in affecting the quality of vapor that will be released. If the tank and the mod don’t match well, then the gas that will be obtained in the process is entirely unsatisfactory for both the tongue and the lungs. The best tanks are the ones which have been designed using glass material.

The Types of Coils and Wicks
The quality of the throat hit depends on the wick or coil that is used in vaping. Most people will tend to ignore the importance of the wick material, due to the massive dominance of cotton in the vaping devices. Using other materials for the wick provides a much better throat hit.
The use of cotton is extensive because most people consider it to provide a cleaner flavor. However, it does not provide a stronger throat hit as most people would expect. For a mild throat hit, cotton is the best. However, for a much greater punch in the throat, rebuildable atomizer would be the most suitable option. The use of hemp wicks also avails a very powerful throat hit.

Type of Vaping Device
It has never been entirely clear how the vaping device affects the throat punch and overall satisfaction that one gets unlike for the different PG/VG ratios, flavors, and nicotine. When vaping began, tank systems were most commonly used in the process. To get a great throat punch, one would have to use an e-juice containing a lot of nicotine and higher PG. However, in the advent of mods, there was less need of using concentrated nicotine, flavor, and PG. Therefore, high-power devices help people to get a stronger throat hit regardless of the e-juice being used.

Options are usually unlimited when one selects a mod that has different wattage levels since adjustments can easily be made to ensure that the best throat hit is obtained.

As much as vaping tends to be a new, it is a tradition that is being adopted rapidly. Additionally, it tends to embrace technology. Regarding price, the use of vaporizers and E-cigarettes helps to cut down on the cost. For E-Cigarettes, there are no recurrent costs like in the use of cigarettes. Finally, vaping leads to a complete cessation of smoking, which is very important for the health of individuals.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Do Ratios Really Matter?

There are a few characteristics of PG and VG that people need to know about because it can affect the experience that they have with vaping.

The first characteristic is that Propylene Glycol is a thin liquid that has no natural flavor. Therefore, it is going to work great with the e-juice that needs flavors added to it. Vegetable Glycerin is a thicker liquid that has a sweet flavor.

The second characteristic is that PG has a longer shelf life because all its ingredients are all natural. VG has a shorter shelf because of all its organic ingredients.

The third characteristic is that PG has a stronger hit to the throat. Therefore, a lot of people are going to suffer from throat irritation when they use it to vape. VG does not hit the throat as strong because it can get more vapor.

The fourth characteristic is that PG has a higher voltage requirement because it has a higher temperature resistance.

The last characteristic is that PG is going to produce fewer vapors when a person inhales and thinner clouds when they exhale. This means that a person is probably going to experience a burnt taste if the voltage is not regulated correctly. The VG has a smoother inhale and can produce huge clouds when a person exhales. Therefore, a lot of people love to do tricks with the vapor clouds of the vegetable glycerin.

The Ratios of VG and PG

When a person chooses the 100 percent VG it is because of two different reasons. The first reason is that they might have an allergy to PG. The second reason is that like to cloud chase competitively. People are not going to get a throat hit and because it is sweet, it is going to alter some of the flavors of the e-juice. This can also create an issue with the maintenance of the equipment.

If a person wants the best of both worlds, then they need to choose the 70 percent VG and 30 percent PG. This is because they are going to get a lot of vapor and a little bit of a hit to the throat. It is very smooth so it is not going to overpower the person when they are inhaling and they will still get the big clouds when they are exhaling.

When a person is experimenting with vapors for the first time, they will want to use the 50 percent VG and 50 percent PG. This is because they are going to get a small bite on the inhale and high-quality exhales. If though this is not a common ratio, a person can get a 20 percent VG and 80 percent PG if they want more vapors and a slight decrease for the hit in the throat.

Even though it is not as popular, it is common for people to get the 100 percent PG. This is because it has the strongest hit to the throat and you are going to be able to taste all the flavors of the e-juice. A person is going to get fewer vapors produced compared to the vegetable glycerin.

At first, numerous vast e-juice makers made their items with PG bases, and some offered VG e-fluids as a possibility for those hypersensitive to propylene glycol. In any case, they immediately found that making a base by blending PG and VG enabled them to join the best components of every substance, to give a scope of decision to vapers searching for various attributes in their e-juice.

On the off chance that you blend your own e-liquid, obviously, you have a definitive control. You will probably find that specific PG/VG proportions work best with your vaporizer and that distinctive proportions are ideal for various groups of flavors; you'll likewise locate that high-VG juice blended with a few flavors can take more time to soak, and that most high nicotine focuses and "fascinating" flavors aren't accessible in a VG suspension.

These are just some of the reasons why some people might want to choose the different ratios for the vegetable glycerin and the propylene glycol. It is all based on your preferences.